MetalMatters campaign in Wrexham

Wrexham Council has become the 50th local authority to benefit from MetalMatters, the industry-funded communications campaign to increase household recycling of metal packaging. It is the fourth campaign the programme has run in partnership with Waste Awareness Wales. Previous campaigns include Newport, which achieved a 9% increase in metal capture at a cost of 31p […]

Can-Pack UK joins Alupro

Can-Pack UK has been announced as the newest member of the Aluminium Packing Recycling Organisation (Alupro). Can-Pack UK Ltd is wholly owned by the Can-Pack Group, which is headquartered in Krakow, Poland. The company manufactures aluminium beverage cans supplying a variety of both domestic and export clients. Philp Fisher, managing director Can-Pack UK says, “Having […]

MetalMatters campaign launches in Wales

TV presenter Iolo Williams has joined forces with the MetalMatters programme run by ALUPRO to call encourage residents of Torfaen and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) to recycle more. The average household in the Torfaen Borough using over 60 million items of metal packaging each year and the RCT Borough using 106 million items (joint total […]

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Metal recycling campaign launches in Manchester, UK

MetalMatters and Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) have joined forces on a campaign to improve capture rates for metal packaging. The 12-week programme will target around 405,000 households in four districts within Greater Manchester and is being funded by R4GM (Viridor Laing), MetalMatters and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). A two phase leaflet […]

Silver for Alupro

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. The not-for-profit organisation was formed by the merger of two separate organisations – AFCMA and ACRA – to focus on developing and promoting the collection infrastructure for foil containers and beverage cans respectively. In the first 10 years, aluminium packaging recycling received […]

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Aluminium Design and Technology Challenge winners announced

The Aluminium Design and Technology (D&T) Challenge, targeted at 11-14 year old pupils, took place at Birmingham’s science museum recently. There were four winners in all, with one individual chosen from each of three subject categories plus one overall winner. The subject categories included Transport, Building and Packaging Recycling. The four category winners were awarded […]

Aluminium packaging sector exceeds 2013 recycling goal

Following the release of the Q4/2013 PRN results the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has announced that the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013. 70,788 tonnes of aluminium were recovered, an increase of 7,928 tonnes or 12.6% on 2012. In 2014 the organisation hopes to reach its target of recycling 46% […]

February 2014

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Kerbside first for Alupro

Two more UK local authorities are to launch Alupro’s “Leave Your Cap On” recycling communications campaign, which encourages recyclers to screw the aluminium caps back onto glass bottles before recycling. The new campaigns have seen ‘Leave your cap on’ stickers applied to over 870 glass banks across Leeds and 191 in North Lincolnshire. In addition […]

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Carlsberg becomes first brewer to join Alupro

Carlsberg UK is the first brewer to join the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and will also fund its Every Can Counts recycling programme. The decision marks the beer giant’s commitment to increase the recovery and recycling of its aluminium cans used across its portfolio of beer and cider brands, which alongside Carlsberg and Carlsberg […]

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